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Police: Cigarettes, pirated DVDs seized

August 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Police seized contraband cigarettes and suspected pirate DVDs after raiding a Broad Street convenience store Friday, they said.
The co-owners of RI Market 2, Mahmoud Najib and Ghassub Hasim Aljandali, both of Cranston, were charged with one count each of the sale of unstamped cigarettes; forgery; importation of cigarettes with the intent to evade taxes; and conspiracy.
Major Arthur Martins said all of the charges stem from the seizure of about 20 packages of improperly stamped cigarettes. He said more charges could be filed against Najib and Aljandali if authorities from motion pictures trade association in California confirm the DVDs were reproduced unlawfully, as police suspect.
Read the full story in Tuesday's newspaper.


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